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determined as we speak. hugo chavez, a critic of the u.s., his opponent is mounting the most serious challenge ever to chavez's 14-year rule. >>> steve has the latest live from miami. is it finally good-bye chavez? >> it's really tough to call but this is, as you said, the most serious challenge to hugo chavez. he's been in power 13 years. he wants six more but there's a lot of negatives this time for chavez. for one, venezuela has the highest inflation rate in the region, more than 20%. one of the highest murder rates in the world and there are basic shortages of food and electricity blackouts. on the plus side chavez has strong support among the poor, prided subsidies for housing, medicine and food. his eye opponent, a younger, vigorous man describes himself as center left. chavez has been battling cancer and had at least two operations in addition to chemotherapy. so a contrast in vigor between the two candidates. the stakes are high. generalize wail sits on the largest oil reserves in the world. and under chavez, venezuela had a strident anti-u.s. policy. as far as the voters her
? >> voters go to the polls in venezuela, president hugo chavez casting his vote earlier today saying he'll accept the results of his nation's vote and the polls closing hours ago in considered to be the toughest test in his nearly 14 years in power. and steve harington live from miami. why is that important. >> it's important to the u.s., what happens in venezuela. the country with the world's largest oil reserve. the u.s. gets 10% of its oil from venezuela. and also because hugo chavez had the sharpest criticism and forged close ties for iran. almost anyone other than hugo chavez in office would be a real net gain. >> harris: well, steve, what potentially could happen here, could chavez actually lose? >> this is really the first time in almost 14 years in power when there are analysts experts who think hugo chavez will be tested and he could actually lose this time around. keep in mind all that hugo chavez has been fighting against in the law few years in office. he's had cancer for the past year, two operations, they haven't been specific about what kind of cancer. inflation is out of
don't think chavez is serious about that because i think that obama is too socialist for hugo chavez. i don't think he would actually pull the lever for him. >> bill: wait a minute. so he is too far left. the president is too far left for hugo? >> chavez isn't that far gone. i would also say this. i think that barack obama, you know, hugo chavez could come to the united states and vote for barack obama, but barack obama couldn't go to venezuela and vote for hugo chavez because they have voter i.d. laws in venezuela. >> bill: has to show an i.d. if he goes to pennsylvania. >> he could come over here and tell everybody he is with the -- we're with the amish people. >> bill: i would register under the name lian o'malley. >> the o'malley factor. >> you don't look like an o'malley. the interpreter would say i'm liam. >> and if you said i don't believe that you would be a racist. that's where we have come to in this country. >> let liam vote. that's how crazy it has gotten. >> bill: dennis miller, everybody. and the d-man and i would like to thank you all. the bolder fresher shows have all
in native tongue] bill: socialist president hugo chavez winning a third term, turning back the most serious challenge to his office in 14 years. his margin of victory, much narrower than usual. his challenger promised to take venezuela in a whole new direction. there are many questions how this all went down with accusations on widespread election fraud. steve hair began on that story much later. we're just getting started, patti ann. patti ann: possible break about a missing little girl in colorado a new clue leading the investigation into a brand new direction. bill: what one lawmaker found at on his own fact-finding mission in the country only a day before congressional hearings start this week. patti ann: has the campaign momentum shifted into republican governor romney's favor. the candidate enjoying rock star status on the trail. massive crowds meeting him on every stop. so has the game changed? a fair and balanced debate coming up. >> he wants another stimulus? how did the officers one work out? we know where that leads. we've seen the last four years. we don't want four more years l
. >> shep: the leader who called george w. bush the devil locked up his third six-year term. hugo chavez celebrated his closest victory yet from a balcony in caracas. thousands of supporters danced in the streets below as their leader vowed to expand his socialist agenda. this time around, the constant american critic won the election by roughly 11 points. it was a much bigger margin in 06. he won by 27 then. his opponent accused him of using the oil wells to finance his campaigns. there is evidence he may have done that. steve harrigan has more. this was a fair win? >> shepherd, the opposition is conceding defeat, but also at the same time making real complaints. saying that chavez used tens of millions of dollars of government oil money to pretty much buy votes, spend it on public housing and spend it on pensions. so much so that there is real concern that the currency may have to be devalued pretty soon, shep. >> shep: steve, is there anything to come out of this that's positive for the united states? >> i think for u.s. policy makers, it is positive that this election was largely pea
holding presidential elections today and president hugo chavez could be in danger of losing his seat. the polls show the race is close despite the reports that many people are pressured or bribed into voting for chavez. mila ku mila kuniz, sexiest alive, and she's now dating ashton kutcher. >> and you have to present her with the crown, as a former-- >> well, actually, you know what? and you're not going to bait me into that. i'm not doing that. >> peter: and trying to make her say something. >> clayton: if you wanted to see something you needed to watch last night. fox news channel's bill o'reilly, papa bear, and jon stewart of the daily show squared off in a debate last night. a pay-per-view last night and so popular that internet servers were there and could not pay to watch it. and the first clip of what unfolded, it was really, really funny and be take a look. >> income redistribution, do you believe in it? >> do you? >> no. >> i asked first. >> oh. >> i believe-- >> it's complicated. >> i believe in social security, do you believe in social security? >> absolutely. >> so we're
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